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Nov 05, 2012 | CLacroix | 930 views
Peewee AE's finish 2nd at St. Marys Tournament
It was a busy weekend for the New Hamburg PeeWee AE team at the St. Mary's Hockey tournament Nov 2-4th. The Dog pack arrived as a team and left as a closely knit family. The dogs amassed a 14GF/4GA in the qualifying rounds with stellar play between the pipes from Tyler Jackman and Max Evans. The defence set the wall high and the moat deep, while the forwards mounted relentless charges into the offensive zone.

Game one against Owen Sound Jr. Attack Bears saw Ethan Fields, Brandon Ropp and Nick Egli (2) score four goals with assists for Josh Potts, Sam Herrle, Tyson Wagler and Adam Barr (2) for a 4-2 final.

Game two versus East Gwillimbury Eagles was a fast paced end to end game with fierce physical competition. This came with a price however for both teams who found themselves in the penalty box many times. The Huskies sealed the outcome of the game scoring goals in each of the periods from Emmet Latyn, Jared Proll and Ropp with assists going to Daniel Farrish and Fields for a 3-1 final.

Game 3 placed Owen Sound in our sights again with the Bears intent on only one task. Too bad it ended at one. They scored first but it would not happen again. The Dogs dug deep and went on a tactical attack with goals from Egli, Ropp, Fields, Barr, Alex Kyle, Proll (2) while assists came from Fields (2), Wagler, Egli and Joey Entz.

The Dogs having earned three victories anticipated meeting another rival in the Semi-finals only to be placed against East Gwillimbury again with the winner advancing to the Championship game. The two teams picked up at the previous pace set earlier in tournament play with the Huskies going to the box first. This cost the Dogs as the Eagles capitalized on a power play advantage to score first. The second period was a fierce battle with both teams trading rubber and bodies on the boards. Max Evans was rock solid while Scott Carey laid out any unwanted guests. Third period play started with Fields winning the draw to Herrle who nailed Latyn who tied the game at one. Less than one minute later Dale Jurica' s defensive zone breakout pass to Latyn was sent to Egli's tape who made it stick in the Eagles net for a 2-1 advance. With minutes to go in the third Kyle's shot was tapped in by Proll to seal the deal at 3-1.

In other Semi-final play, Tillsonburg Tornadoes would eliminate Russell OMHA league leaders Woolwich Wildcats in a shootout. Tillsonburg leads their OMHA league and the Dogs would need to dig deep.

The championship game was a game that saw few penalties in comparison to earlier games and both teams showcased their learned skills. With eight seconds to go in the first, Fields set up Latyn who nailed the eye of the storm putting the Huskies on the board first. The second period opened with Fields weaving his way through heavy traffic for a top shelf goal. The Huskies drew two unnecessary penalties which would result in the Tornadoes gaining two goals to tie. With the ball rolling the Tornadoes extended their lead with another ending the second period in their favour. Third period play was intense with the clock hitting 8:50 before the Dogs would light the board with a rush and a rocket from the point delivered into the tornadoes net by Kyle. The Tornadoes would strike again at 4:14 to pull ahead. With the clock counting down and neither team giving an inch, the Huskies pulled their goalie at the first opportunity for the extra attacker. It was not to be our day however as the Tornadoes scored on an empty net with twenty-five seconds of play remaining. Given the early season tournament and the results versus OMHA league leaders, the coaching staff of Chris Lacroix, Chad Hallman, Randy Haffner and Mike Moreau were pleased with the teams results. Congratulations Huskies on your Silver medal victory. GO HUSKIES!!!